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Military Pay

in Political & Legal Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:54 pm
by samD | 534 Posts

CINDY WILLIAMS was appointed by Obama as an Assistant Director for

NATIONAL SECURITY in the Congressional Budget Office.....

Military Pay



This is an Airman's response to Cindy Williams' editorial piece in

the Washington Times about MILITARY PAY, it should be printed in all

newspapers across America .



Ms. Cindy William wrote a piece for the Washington Times denouncing

the pay raise(s) coming service members' way this year citing that

she stated a 13% wage increase was more than they deserve.



A young airman from Hill AFB responds to her article below. He ought

to get a bonus for this.


"Ms Williams:

I just had the pleasure of reading your column, "Our GI's earn enough"

and I am a bit confused. Frankly, I'm wondering where this vaunted


overpayment is going, because as far as I can tell, it disappears

every month between DFAS (The Defense Finance and Accounting
Service) and my bank account.

Checking my latest earnings statement I see that I make $1,117.80

before taxes per month. After taxes, I take home $874.20. When I run

that through the calculator, I come up with an annual salary of

$13,413.60 before taxes, and $10,490.40 after.



I work in the Air Force Network Control Center where I am part of the

team responsible for a 5,000 host computer network. I am involved

with infrastructure segments, specifically with Cisco Systems

equipment. A quick check under jobs for "Network Technicians" in the

Washington , D.C. area reveals a position in my career field,

requiring three years' experience in my job. Amazingly, this job

does NOT pay $13,413.60 a year. No, this job is being offered at

$70,000 to $80,000 per annum............ I'm sure you can draw the
obvious conclusions.



Given the tenor of your column, I would assume that you NEVER had the

pleasure of serving your country in her armed forces.

Before you take it upon yourself to once more castigate congressional

and DOD leadership for attempting to get the families in the

military's lowest pay brackets off of WIC and food stamps, I suggest

that you join a group of deploying soldiers headed for AFGHANISTAN ;

I leave the choice of service branch up to you. Whatever choice you

make though, opt for the SIX month

rotation: it will guarantee you the longest possible time away from

your family and friends, thus giving you full "deployment experience."



As your group prepares to board the plane, make sure to note the

spouses and children who are saying good-bye to their loved ones.

Also take care to note that several families are still unsure of how

they'll be able to make ends meet while the primary breadwinner is

gone. Obviously they've been squandering the "vast" piles of cash the

government has been giving them.



Try to deploy over a major holiday; Christmas and Thanksgiving are

perennial favorites. And when you're actually over there, sitting in

a foxhole, shivering against the cold desert night, and the flight

sergeant tells you that there aren't enough people on shift to

relieve you for chow, remember

this: trade whatever MRE's (meal-ready-to-eat) you manage to get for

the tuna noodle casserole or cheese tortellini, and add Tabasco to
everything.

This gives some flavor.



Talk to your loved ones as often as you are permitted; it won't be

nearly long enough or often enough, but take what you can get and be

thankful for it. You may have picked up on the fact that I disagree

with most of the points you present in your open piece.



But, tomorrow from KABUL , I will defend to the death your right to

say it.



You see, I am an American fighting man, a guarantor of your First

Amendment right and every other right you cherish...On a daily basis,

my brother and sister soldiers worldwide ensure that you and people

like you can thumb your collective noses at us, all on a salary that

is nothing short of pitiful and under conditions that would make

most people cringe. We hemorrhage our best and brightest into the

private sector because we can't offer the stability and pay of
civilian companies.



And you, Ms. Williams, have the gall

to say that we make more than we deserve?



A1C Michael Bragg, Hill AFB AFNCC


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RE: Military Pay

in Political & Legal Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:06 pm
by HampsterW | 461 Posts

Appointing nitwits like Ms Williams to a position higher than dog catcher is a travesty.


Change that you can truly believe in comes from the barrel of a gun!..........Greg AZ........Check! Check! Check!

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RE: Military Pay

in Political & Legal Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:37 pm
by luckybychoice | 55 Posts

reminds me of the old adage,"them that does the least,gets paid the most" to true from my experience.


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RE: Military Pay

in Political & Legal Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:50 pm
by Vaquero | 156 Posts

Is that the Cindy Williams from Laverne and Shirley?
Not that it matters. Stupid fucking bitch!!
I know that longevity and some other situations offer perks. But I also know from having friends in the military that, they sure as hell don't make the 1st hitch real incentive to re-up.
I may step on some toes but, neither do Police and Fire departments.
A kid with NO experience and a CDL license can start at $12.00 per hour for a pole line contractor.
A CDL holder with 5 years experience is making rediculous money.
The armed forces have fought this for years.


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